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8683jb

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Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« on: October 15, 2017, 05:43:00 PM »
I sent an email to Greg at Starpoint a while back to see how his tracks and bogie tires are coming. Nothing back. When we last spoke he was hoping to be testing the tracks by labor day. Has anyone talked to or heard from him to see how it's all going and when he might have these available?
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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 02:47:31 PM »
I spoke with Greg this morning and he said he's completed his first set of tracks. He still has to test them and with winter coming on, will likely send them south for testing. He doesn't have a date yet when they'll be available because it's not yet known how long the testing might take – it depends on how much time the owner of the test half track would be able to spend on the testing sessions and how often. He's also working on the mould design for the bogie tires, but that's on a brief hold because he's in the process of moving his shop. He hopes to be back at it in a couple of months. He may be able to put the “B.F. Goodrich” logo on them but has to check on the legality issues involved in that. Anyway, all of that's encouraging and hopefully we'll soon have another source for tracks and bogie tires!
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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 06:11:59 PM »
Any one have any updates on this, I sent an email to them but no response back.

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 12:24:46 PM »
The last I heard is a set in Texas being tested and maybe one more set out there. I haven’t heard of any results

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »
Seems to have gone dark on that front. No one responds to questions about how the testing is going and Starpoint is not answering emails about tracks.

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 07:00:56 PM »
Some discussion over on Facebook looks like it’s moving along!

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 10:32:43 AM »
Thanks.... where are you seeing that on Facebook?

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 04:08:52 PM »
WW2 Halftrack Scout Car Parts Trader And Discussion Group

is where the discussion is.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2089868891295777/

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 04:10:09 PM »
WW2 Halftrack Scout Car Parts Trader And Discussion Group

is where the thread is.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2089868891295777/

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 04:15:20 PM »
Long story short they are just getting around to installing the tracks to test

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Re: Starpoint tracks & bogie tires update?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 10:41:28 AM »
thanks for the link and update.   hope we hear about testing results soon.